What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery is referred to as any surgical operation performed in or around the mouth and jaw, typically done by a dental specialist who is well trained to carry out certain kinds of oral surgeries.
There are many different types of oral surgeries including:
- Removal of tooth or root canal.
- Repositioning of the jaw
- May also involve the removal of a tumor
Various dental specialists comprising Endodontists, Periodontists, and Prosthodontists are the ones that are capable of implementing such high-end oral surgeries. The most commonly operated surgeries of teeth and jaw are:
• Impacted wisdom teeth
• Gum graft
• Tooth implants
• Maxillofacial surgery
• Root canal
• Jaw and teeth repair following an injury
Preparation of and Recovery from an Oral Surgery: It should be done in the same way as for any other critical medical operation, which also highly depends on the type of surgery. Make sure to follow the directions given by your surgeon. Important aspects:
- As discussed with your dentist, the results of oral surgery are of utmost importance.
- Don’t drink or smoke after the process as it can slow down the healing.
- If experiencing any kind of swelling or pain due to inflammation, use an ice pack to reduce it.
- Avoid brushing, rather rinse with saltwater in hourly intervals to ward off any bacteria.
- Have patience. Recovery from such routines can take anywhere from 48 hours to one month, given the level of the surgery.
- Always keep in mind the guidelines and directions provided by the surgeon.
Foods good to eat after oral surgery: Ideally foods that can be eaten after an oral surgery should be soft and at room temperature. Chewy, hard, or crunchy foods need to be avoided, and also consuming anything through a straw is not recommended.
With around multiple disciplines under one roof, our specialists collaborate to ensure a clinically sound plan along with matching execution for a quick recovery.
Each clinical team comprises of members from various disciplines who collaborate and have close symbiotic relationships to ensure world-class service delivery.